Speaking to Marca, Lionel Messi said: “At first it was weird with Sergio Ramos after so many years of being rivals, being the two captains of Barcelona and Real Madrid, after so many Clasicos played, so many fights we had on the pitch.
“But all that is in the past and we have always respected each other a lot, no matter how much we have been rivals in those Clasicos. Having him as a teammate today is spectacular.
“I already knew him. It is true that we had not spoken at length, but we had crossed paths in La Liga for many years and we had spoken more than once.”
“I already had an idea of what he was like. I had former teammates who had been with him in the Spanish national team so I already knew him. And now, having had more time together in Paris, I have seen that he is a great person.”
Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos and now teammates at Paris Saint-Germain but the pair have clashed many times in Spain over the years.
The Spaniard memorably received a straight red card for a tackle on the Argentine during an El Clasico clash back in 2017.